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S 2271 - PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Marsha Blackburn voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 109-178 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (280-138) - (Key vote)

Title: PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that alters provisions in the Patriot Act dealing with petitioning Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders and the classification of libraries for FISA orders.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that a recipient of a FISA production order can petition to a judge the order itself as well as the nondisclosure order (Sec. 3).
  • Indicates that recipients of National Security letters do not have to provide the name of a lawyer to whom they have disclosed information to gain legal advice (Sec. 4).
  • Excludes most libraries from being categorized as a "electronic service provider" for the purposes of requesting subscriber information (Sec. 5).
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NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (95-4) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill

Sponsors

  • John E. Sununu (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

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